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Smartphone accessories abound

Posted Nov 30 2011 3:45am
Smartphone accessories abound


Eric Migicovsky had his a-ha moment when cycling along the canals of Netherlands.cheap beats by dreThe Canadian student of engineering held missed calls on the BlackBerry stuck in his pockets. So as soon as he got home, the then 22-year old entrepreneur began work on an accessory, which help him know when he was always a phone call would. His idea, the SmartWatch in pulses, relays text messages and caller information from the BlackBerry to its owner the wrist, which a chance to miss important call. Migicovsky says pre-orders for the $149 device twice as much as he and expected that he already run to such a gadget for smartphones, the Google's (GOOG) Android software.beats by dre headphone"No one builds smart accessories" for smartphones, Migicovsky says. At least they did not. Until recently, there was not much choice in accessories for smartphones. Users were from the basics to choose: headset, charger, carrying case. And even those vary little from accessories that could be used for the good old cell phones. However, in recent times have as Smartphones always daily-this advanced handsets are account sold for 43% of all mobile devices in 2013,monster beatsthe consultant Gartner are excited (IT)-related accessories under a huge leap. New featuresA new generation of accessories is emerging that promises not only to keep a phone charged and protected from scratches, but also to expand its capabilities in a big way. Gaming Accessories for Apple's (AAPL) iPhone is expected, that to make her debut in 2010. The droid into an alarm clock and digital picture frame is published a dock by Motorola (MOT) in November. In December, a new viewer of Let LG Expo is telephone project videos and photos on walls and other surfaces. Cell phones in remote controls are presented a whole series of intelligent cases due to the January consumer electronics show in Las Vegas again for the operation of consumer electronics,cheap dr beatslike TVs and stereos. ISkin, the long colorful cases for Apple and research in motion (RIMM) Smartphones has plans on a case with integrated communication possibilities to release in January. The case is control easier other devices in the iPhone to open up the internal software and users. "We have the idea of an intelligent case three years ago, but there was no way with the phone bridge," says Andrew Ackloo, CEO of iSkin. Then, Apple available more of the software of the phone, made by developers, and "it opens up a whole new world for accessory manufacturers," he says. "Now, the attachment is to integrate that with the phone not only on them." 
The new devices can help that this last accessories market out of its slump. Worldwide revenue from cell phone accessories 4% is expected to slip, to $54900000000, in the midst of gloomy sales of mobile phones and close final consumption expenditure for consultant ABI Research. But the sale of accessories are expected to rebound next year,beats by dr.dre
  says ABI. "Smartphone customers are rather wealthy, and are more likely to spend on accessories," says Ross Rubin, Director of industry analysis at consultant NPD Group. Vital revenue streamPurchasers of T-Mobile myTouch 3 g buy twice as many accessories such as the average mobile phone owners, says Andrew Sherrard, Vice President at T-Mobile United States. To take the opportunity, some 40 accessories for your phone in August start co-designed, T-Mobile with its suppliers until then T-Mobile Smartphones usually with no more than a dozen had introduced accessories apiece. "We will grow stronger in design and design," says Sherrard. Accessories can result in margins of 30% to 90%, says Michael Morgan, analyst at ABI Research. For carriers and manufacturers of consumer devices, accessories always an important source of income: as restrictive of competition, prices for wireless plans and Smartphones are in decline. Accessories "to distinguish it from the product and make more sales", says Rubin. Some companies are up to the accessories look to strengthen the sales of their other products like Smartphone applications. In October, TomTom (TMOAF: US) announced his car kit for the iPhone, which attach to the windscreen or dashboard, making it easier for iPhone owners to the TomTom iPhone navigation application released to run months earlier. The kit costs $120, and the access for $100. TomTom is release in the process, a version of the dock for the iPod touch, and it is for other smartphones on versions also. "We see quite a bit of demand", says Tom Mirray, Vice President of market development at TomTom.
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